just married!

hello assalamualaikum! alhamdulilah, really happy to share that our wedding went smoothly last weekend πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ I was really happy with the vendors I engaged — super love my mak andams (ishQ) and photographer (an analog affair), and was very happy that my decor (elly weddings) sought my feedback on fri night during the set up and worked to address the areas I wasn’t too keen on. my photobooth company (hello forever) — don’t say lah. they have one of the best pre-event customer service. on the wedding itself, I left them in the good hands of my brother and bridesmaids and sadly I couldn’t mingle with them much.Β 

our kadi (uztaz Ismail) put us at ease and was fast and breezy. I found out that my dad had actually wanted the kadi to represent him, but the kadi insisted for my dad to do it himself. since my kadi was 20 mins early, they took the chance to practise together. alhamdulilah, our marriage was sealed within the first lafaz … our friend even caught it on a 15s Instagram video! I was also so very impressed with my dad for his clear delivery despite the last minute preps + being on stage in front of so many people :’)

it’s taking a few days to sink in that I have a husband, to be honest. the wedding day passed by in a blur; I was just following the motions per my admin programme without it really registering that hey, I haz a husband now and that today my life has changed. at the end of the night when we dropped by ninja groom’s house, I remember thinking to myself that this isn’t NG’s house anymore, this is my in laws’ house. scary! I mean not scary scary but like… wow. we have new roles and responsibilities now.

oh yeah and NG’s reception was so gorgeous! for a groom who was all like, can we get married without a wedding, his decor was so pretty and splendid. in the months leading to the wedding, he tried to keep his concept a secret to me but I think he was also too excited and kinda revealed that he had put together a MOODBOARD with lots of PINK and WHITE. emphasis for all the parts that (pleasantly) surprised me back then hahahah. thought it was pretty brave of him to pick pink (but hey! it was LKY’s favourite colour) but yeaaah together with all the light bulbs and paper lanterns and rustic touches like typewriters and flowers in glass bottles, it was really so lovely lah. sampai my relatives asked my mum how come I didn’t pick those colours instead. thanks eh.Β 

ok so photos! here are some of my favourites that I stole from relatives, orang kuat and vendors. wanted to upload more but I don’t wanna kill my data plan heh. can’t wait for the official ones πŸ™‚

us in our nikah outfits, with four out of five bridesmaids. love them all!

at the photo booth with our sanding outfit. super love my make up. ilah gave me a bronze-y look … never seen my skin and face structure look so good!

the groom’s pelamin as uploaded by his decor vendor, @kassimbabawedding. this photo don’t do justice cos it looks sweeter in the night, together with the lanterns and light bulbs and gorgeous cake table which was set up by his friends.

one of my favourite moments of the entire day: marching in together as husband and wife at NG’s reception. his guests/friends had crowded around and cheered. ’twas so nice cos can step celebrity for a second hahah.

and finally, a product of our late night outdoor shoot at the place where NG and I used to have teh tarik dates (until we went on that horrible pantang). it was not easy because everyone was so tired by then but again major love to NG’s orang kuat who really are kawan setia :’)

alhamdulilah for we are really blessed to have lovely family and friends help us for our wedding. till next update!


  1. aemii · May 13, 2015

    Alhamdulilah, congrats! I also agree that your husband’s pelamin looks good.

    • the wedding kraken · May 13, 2015

      thank you! it doesss doesn’t it? best part is that the price was pretty good cos the vendor (his friend) is relatively new πŸ™‚

  2. msmagiclikethis · May 13, 2015

    alhamdulillah and congrats!! super love your baju, the decor, the make up and everything!

    • the wedding kraken · May 13, 2015

      thank you! your turn not long from now… hope preps are gg well! πŸ™‚

  3. hereforareason · May 13, 2015

    congrats!! so so pretty you!

  4. kinOkz · May 13, 2015

    Alhamdulillah. Congratulations babe! Selamat pengantin baru πŸ™‚

    • the wedding kraken · May 13, 2015

      alhamdulillah indeedy πŸ™‚ thank you babe! hope your DIY card project goes great!

  5. nrms_x · May 13, 2015

    Mabrouk dear! May your marriage be filled with barakah and eternal happiness. Insha’Allah. Aamiin. Beautiful couple! Love the makeup!

    • the wedding kraken · May 13, 2015

      thank you and amin to your kind doas πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ thanks, I loved them too! really enjoyed being dolled up, minus the parts when they were drawing under my lash lines 😩 lol

  6. xschmellycatsx · May 13, 2015

    Lucky you Elly listened to your feedback! Pilih kasih lah dia 😦 a ex-btb just wrote a whole paragraphy on my comment section abt them hais but glad yours turned out well! Congratulations!! Love your husband side punya as well!

    • the wedding kraken · May 13, 2015

      yeah alhamdulilah, I was very nervous about decor but i think they did a decent job. the older sister took charge of my set up, so maybe that was the difference?

      thank you! and yesss husband’s side was so gorgeous pls.

  7. ourtimecapsules · May 13, 2015

    CONGRATULATIONS!!! And Alhamdulilah everything went well for you!!!!

    • the wedding kraken · May 13, 2015

      thank you babe!!! alhamdulilah indeedy, I hope everything will go smoothly for you too insyaAllah πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  8. issamarissa · May 13, 2015

    congrats huns! you looked awesome! and that kedai mamak shot is sooo cool! hehe πŸ˜€

    • the wedding kraken · May 13, 2015

      thank you babe! and hehe it is right? best part is that NG and I have always dreamed about it, and fadly manage to make it happen wootzzz

  9. msconeflower · May 13, 2015

    Congratulations! Everything looked good! Alhamdulillah! πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸ’

    May Allah bless your marriage! Ameen!

    • the wedding kraken · May 14, 2015

      thank you and aminnn! May Allah bless your upcoming marriage too πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  10. Henrianna Garamond · May 13, 2015

    Ma sya’Allah! Mabruuk dear! Alhamdulillah it went well. So happy for you! May Allah bless your marriage! 😊

    And oh, super love the kedai kopi shot! πŸ˜„

    • the wedding kraken · May 14, 2015

      alhamdulillah indeedy! amin to your doa, maybe Allah bless your marriage too, dear.

      hehe it’s pretty rad kan! love it too, hope he managed to get some other good shots cos we took a few variations πŸ™‚

  11. Hanapurp · May 13, 2015

    Congratulation. May u marriage be blessed always. 😊

  12. shydasairi · May 13, 2015

    Congrats Babe!! May ur married life be filled with happiness, joy and never-ending love. Amin! 😊

    • the wedding kraken · May 14, 2015

      thanks babe! aminnn, may your marriage be blessed with the same gifts too πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ hope your preps are gg well, your esa shoot looks great!

  13. Kayt S. · May 13, 2015

    Loveee the last photo from your photoshoot! And alhamdulillah, congrats! πŸ™‚

    • the wedding kraken · May 14, 2015

      hehe yeahhh love it too! hope there are other good shots cos we took a few variations. and thank you!

  14. thelastrosepetal · May 14, 2015

    Congrats babe! Alhamdulillah.. You both looked so good! πŸ™‚

    • the wedding kraken · May 14, 2015

      thank you babe. alhamdulillah! I’m sure you’ll look great too, we have the same mak andam kan?

      • thelastrosepetal · May 15, 2015

        HEhee Insya Allah.. πŸ˜‰ ohh i opted for nora zee!

  15. lovevintagebride · May 14, 2015

    Congratulations dear! Ah it’s u rupenye. Hehe. Cool!

    • the wedding kraken · May 15, 2015

      hehe thank you! you follow some of the vendors eh?

      • lovevintagebride · May 15, 2015

        Ya, and i didnt know it’s you , the wedding kraken, till i see at ig dt my vendor also with u which is Peti Solek.

      • the wedding kraken · May 16, 2015

        ohhh but my mak andam was nora zee actually ☺️I ada lookalike kot!

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  17. waniserbunny · May 14, 2015

    Congrats babe!! You look so STUNNING! Everything looks crazy gorgeous! =D

  18. route2wed · May 14, 2015

    Congrats babe! Everything was beautiful, from your make up to your dais and the last picture is just too unique and depicts both your relationship! Laaaave it! Have a blissful marriage life ahead! πŸ™‚

    • the wedding kraken · May 15, 2015

      hehe thank youuuu! love the last pic too πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ macam nak frame up je bila dah siap.

  19. syazwanaaisyah · May 14, 2015

    Lovely! Barakallah to both of you! πŸ™‚

  20. 2shotsfv · May 14, 2015

    Selamat Pengantin Baru dear..so lawa πŸ™‚

    • the wedding kraken · May 15, 2015

      hehe terima kasih… your turn really soon! how’s preps coming along babe? last month mesti more busy kan?

      • 2shotsfv · May 15, 2015

        it isss…but im so busy at work at home I havent even looked at what i need to do…Insya Allah can get things done the week before..-_-

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  22. aida · May 14, 2015

    Heartiest congrats Rafidah! I wish both you and your husband wedded bliss! You looked so elegant and pretty, and so were both your decors! ❀

    • the wedding kraken · May 15, 2015

      hehe thank you Aida! have you moved in to your house yet? hope living on your own has been great! πŸ™‚

      • aida · May 15, 2015

        Yes I have! It’s a bit more tiring coz there are only 2 people sharing the housework but, really, nothing beats having a house to call your own. (I think I may even have developed a liking for housework! LOL)

  23. doublefs · May 14, 2015

    Congrats!! Awesome pic there at kedai mamak lol

    • the wedding kraken · May 15, 2015

      thank youuu! sorry tak sempat reply email cos that last few days were just so crazy. you know we totes forgot to double check the weather and now discover that we are unprepared for 10 deg weather craaaaap!

      hehe and yes loving the last shot too. macam dah plan nak frame up kat rumah baru je πŸ˜€

      • doublefs · May 15, 2015

        No rush babe! Totally understand you’ll be busy. Ah 10 deg, ape lagi.. Shopping2 for winter wear! Haha n of cos if tak nak beli.. There’s always a new walking comforter.. Cuddle cuddle je.. Very warm haha

  24. natasheey · May 18, 2015

    Hey Raf! Didnt know u were behind this blog. And i actually attended NG’s event cos he and the fiance are friends! You were a pretty bride that day! 😍😍😍 Enjoy your honeymoon!

    • the wedding kraken · May 18, 2015

      haha yeah when you posted H’s photo I asked NG “eh this is your renovator friend right!” lulz. why you neh join the group shot! too much testosterone eh? thanks and thanks… see you at H’s reception insyaAllah πŸ˜ƒ few more weeks to go!

  25. hafizah · May 19, 2015

    Salam dear! Congratssss!!! And u were so low profile, u are actually married to my SIM friend!!! I adelah stalk all the pictures at ig all. Haha!what a small world!! And enjoy NYC ya!!!

    • the wedding kraken · May 21, 2015

      thank you!!! and wahhh small world indeedy. hehe yes insyaAllah tengah enjoying ni ☺️😁

  26. sourfacein · May 21, 2015

    been following ur journey, only earlier this year.

    and i is feeling happy for ya!

    ur baju @ NG’s reception is so cantik!

    ❀ from KL

    • the wedding kraken · May 21, 2015

      haha aww thanks! πŸ˜€ the baju is from mimpikita actually… you guys have like really great designers!

  27. jgnpnc · May 24, 2015

    OMG RAF. DIdn’t know you got married. (heck, didn’t know you’re the Wedding Kraken!) Congrats, babe!


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